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CRESTON -- Like many Americans, people in this Wayne County village are worried about their futures.

"Personally, I think we have to get this country back to where it used to be years ago where people worked for a living," says Barb Maibach, whose family owns a tractor business in Creston.

"I hope people have enough sense to vote the right way."

In Creston, voting the right way this year leans heavily one way. Votes in this village of 2,100 tipped the scales in favor of John McCain in 2008, although Barack Obama carried the state of Ohio.

On November 6, today's talk seems to predict the incumbent president will get fewer votes from villagers than he did four years ago.

"I know that some people have voted early and they voted for Romney that voted for Obama last time," announces Dorothy Groover, who stopped in with her husband for lunch at the Pike Station Inn, a few minutes after they refinanced their house.

"I think president Obama had his chance and he blew it," she continued,"and it's time to get somebody else in there to try."

To be sure, signs in favor of Republican candidates outnumber those for Democratic Party candidates, but a resident stopping in at the Circle K on Main Street told WKYC, "Obama's still going to get the votes of the middle class people."

Charlie Jentes is part of a group of about a dozen men whohave metonce a week for the last 15 years at the Pike Station Inn for lunch. All are retired from jobs in some aspect of the aviation business.

"I'm always worried about the big cities that always seem to have lot of dead people voting and a fraudulent type deal," Jentes admitted. "That's always been a concern.And I don't like how he's constantly knocking small business."

"Inthe rural areas I really think Obama's in trouble."

Creston resident Earl Chapman volunteered his comments.

"I'm interested in the upcoming election because the last four years I've not been pleased," he told WKYC. "Four years of Obama has proven that it's not working. It's not working at all."

How far in the majority he and other residents of this village may end up being, won't be clear until all the votes are counted on November 6.

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